Health & Social Care


Do you want to become a Care Worker, Healthcare Support Worker or Nurse? At Wirral Met we work closely with local NHS trusts, local authorities and private businesses across the adult social care and healthcare industries. We have built a fantastic reputation for providing high quality education and training that makes a difference whilst preparing our students for successful careers in their chosen professions.


Explore our courses and progress further with a full or part-time study programme at Wirral Met’s Twelve Quays campus in Birkenhead or apply for an apprenticeship today.


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Many students progress onto jobs once they have completed their full-time study programmes, and other Level 3 students progress onto Higher Education to study towards a degree, such as the BSc (Hons) Psychology at Wirral Met College, which is validated by the University of Liverpool.


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These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Starting salaries for Care Assistants can be between £12,000 and £16,000 per year. With experience, qualifications and extra responsibilities or specialist support worker skills, Care Assistants may earn between £18,000 and £21,000 per year. Mental health nurses can earn from £21,000 to £27,000 per year, and experienced nurses working as clinical specialists or nurse team managers can earn from £25,000 to £40,000 per year.

Source: nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Health services and public health managers and directors

Up to £105,000

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Care workers and home carers

Up to £35,000

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Health professionals n.e.c.

Up to £49,000

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